England Photographer

Circus Performer Portraits in Dulwich Park

Shortly after stepping off the plane at Gatwick this March, I found myself standing on the train platform next to a woman with a curious and oversized box next to her. I was so incredibly curious but couldn't bring myself to strike up a conversation with a total stranger. We'd just survived the red eye and I'm pretty sure my hair was sticking up in weird places from where my sleeping mask kinked it. 
I resigned myself to just staying curious when a train flew by and knocked the box onto me. Ok. There's my cue. I struck up a conversation and by the time my train rolled around I was telling her I'd find her on social media to continue the conversation. 
Arielle Lauzon is an incredibly talented circus performer from Quebec. The two of us made plans to meet up on Easter weekend and do some shooting in a park close to where we were both staying. It had been an incredibly rainy few days, but the rain cleared up for our shoot and we adventured and explored Dulwich Park together. Our conversation flowed like we'd known each other for years, and she showed me some of her talents. 

I love chance encounters and meeting kindred spirits while traveling. It's probably the very best part of every trip. 

London England Engagement Session | Vanessa & Simon

On our very first phone call, Vanessa & Simon explained how important London, England was to them individually and as a couple. They were excited about the idea of doing their couple's session in a place that meant something to them, so when I threw the idea out there of coming to England, they were 100% in. Our session felt far less like a photo shoot and far more like hanging out with long lost friends. They showed me around their neighbourhood and pointed out spots that were important historically and personally, they took me to their favourite pub for Sunday roast, told me stories about how they met and then showed me where that happened, they took me through gardens and down secret walkways, showed me bits of England both old and new. Then to top it all off, we had a gin tasting at a local distillery. I mean, any gin fan is a friend of mine. They had me at hello, and I definitely plan on keeping these two. 
What struck me instantly about the two of them was just how much fun they have together and how much they laugh. Not just little laughs, big, full body laughs that are contagious. 

Can't wait to laugh with you again soon. 
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